Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Lorenzetti v. Lorenzo Monaco!

Ambrogio Lorenzetti
1319 - 1348ish
Siennese




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Lorenzo Monaco
c.1370 - c.1424
Siennese; worked in Florence



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

two cryptic triptychs
from 14th-century men
I'll vote Monaco

Morgan said...

These artists are super similar, which makes them easy to compare! Lorenzo is my vote.

Chuckdaddy said...

It's like an apples to apples example where one just clearly tastes a little better. Another vote for Loreno.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Tough call. I guess I'll go with the second guy.

I saw an article saying there are new documents saying Jesus had two kids? Is that a bunch of crap or what?

Christine M. said...

Lorenzetti

DrSchnell said...

Lorenzo Monaco, though I don't have a haiku to back up my position like Elizabeth! Having "Lorenz" in both names made it confusing - I had to go back twice to make sure I was voting for the right one, so I didn't end up like all those elderly Palm Beach Jews voting for Pat Buchanan in 2000.

Ben said...

Lorenzetti

Michael5000 said...

Here's an emailed vote for Lorenzetti.

Nichim said...

I can't tell the difference, but for some reason prefer the second guy.

mrs.5000 said...

Yay, Siena school. I'll definitely go with Lorenzetti, for the murals in the Palazzo Pubblico.

pfly said...

Both from Siena too? Well, uh, er, I'll vote for the one from Monaco?

Michael5000 said...

If I remember right, the first guy is more important. But I find the second guy more beautiful.

Candida said...

Lorenzetti.

lamanyana said...

Lorenzetti

Michael5000 said...

And Lorenzo Monaco takes it it a tight one, eight votes to six! He'll move on to go up against another old Italian master this week in Round Two.